Production Operative Apprentice
Reference No: 29637
PZ Cussons
M27 8UJ

About this opportunity

We are looking for a Production Operative for the Seven Scent Brand. We believe work should be fulfilling and talent should be recognised, so if you have CAN DO attitude, aptitude and ambition, there’s no end to the opportunities available.

You’ll work with the best brands in interesting markets with great people who truly excel in their fields.

The primary purpose of the role is to provide the opportunities and experiences for the right individual to grow and develop into an experienced production operative working in a highly specialised area of production.

Job Purpose:

To produce the correct fragrance compounds on time to meet customer demand and the required Health & Safety and quality standards.

Ensures Health & Safety, Quality, regulatory and good manufacturing standards are maintained and continuously improved.
Responsible for maximising the efficiency of the fragrance compounding processes achieving plan and leading the team to maximise the output of the factory hour by hour on their shift.
Identify, rectify and report any issues that prevent factory performance

A normal day-week would include:

The role rotates around 5 key processes: -
Goods in receipting raw material deliveries into a factory execution system, sampling and FLT movement thereof.
Management of key raw materials.
Process of blending materials via a recipe to a preset tolerance.
Weights and measures are critical – so attention to detail paramount here.
FLT movements of raw materials and finished goods round the factory.
Critical role to ensure production volumes are times are maintained.
Operation of automated dispensing machine into drums (vanwik) through management of 5 production vessels.
Ensuring materials are available for the blenders as required.
Goods out processes include picking to customer orders, and dispatching through the factory execution system.
Requirement to understand dangerous goods and the correct packaging and labelling.
Working with planning team and customer services teams to highlight any issues and working toward solutions.

What you could go on to do:
It is our intention to develop the selected candidate through a formal apprenticeship programme which will combine both experiential learning underpinned by a technical qualification. This could be the start of a successful career within this organisation.

How you will be supported
Full training and support will be provided by our expert training and assessment staff at The Skills Company.

What will happen next
New applicants to The Skills Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team. You will then have the opportunity to find out:
• More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
• Any training you need to complete
• What the next steps will be

How you could get there
If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

What you should have to apply

Maths and English A-C GCSE are desirable

Personal Qualities

Personal Attributes:
Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work well as a member of a small team and on own initiative
Attention to detail
Confident, enthusiastic and optimistic
Uses initiative
Ability to work to deadlines


A good level of secondary education
GCSE minimum Grade C – Mathematics and English would be desirable
A technical qualification would be beneficial
Support will be given to undertake an apprenticeship

Technical Experience:
Technical training or Experience in a technical production environment
Proven ability to work with accuracy and show attention to detail is essential to this role